|High or very high probability of anxiety or depressive disorder, 15+ years, percent, 2013/14||9.6
Māori adults were about 1.5 times as likely as non-Māori adults to report a high or very high probability of having an anxiety or depressive disorder (RR 1.56, CI 1.24–1.97). The difference was higher for males: Māori males were twice as likely as non-Māori males to report a high or very high probability of having an anxiety or depressive disorder (RR 2.04, CI 1.36–3.04).
- Figures are age-standardised to the total Māori population as recorded in the 2001 Census.
- Prioritised ethnicity has been used – see Ngā tapuae me ngā raraunga: Methods and data sources for further information.
- ‘High or very high probability of anxiety or depressive disorder’ refers to a K10 score of 12 or more. The Kessler 10‑item scale (K10) is a set of questions used internationally to screen populations for non-specific psychological distress and serious mental illness (see Screening for serious mental illness in the general population in the Archives of General Psychiatry).
Source: 2013/14 New Zealand Health Survey, Ministry of Health